11: Avoiding Legacy Code with Michael Feathers
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Avoiding Legacy Code with Michael Feathers Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right or leave us a review on iTunes and sign up for our newsletter! Guest Michael Feathers: Author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code; r7krecon.com Summary What makes a code base go bad and become "Legacy Code"? Can teams avoid writing bad code? Michael Feathers, author of Working Effectively With Legacy Code joins Tech Done Right to talk about technical debt, how communication can prevent bad coding practices, why coding problems are never just about code, and what it's like to go around the world seeing the worst code messes ever written. Notes 02:36 - The Definition of “Legacy Code” 04:25 - What makes code bases go bad? 07:26 - Working as a Team to Avoid Technical Debt and Other Problems 09:49 - Tools and Techniques That Have Changed Since the Book was Written scythe 12:38 - Lack of Institutional Memory 15:24 - What creates technical debt? Scrum Extreme Programming 22:50 - “Symbiotic Design” Symbiotic Design Provocation…